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ME POST - INTELLIGENCER.
TZHUB OF 81-BSCRIFTIOJI.
Deiivared by (*Ujr CanStf. _
Dally and Mur.day, p*r m<« . ia -P w
l>aui>- and har.tUy, s.x meataa. !f paid
iii advafiCi 4w
I>a.iiy ar. 3 Sunday, on* ye<».r, It pa-d ia _
ad-. -»oc«;
6 iada-y «diuo&. per month „
Buatfijr «rdi!!«m, one year ... -
Htmm u»-»irinir tn* P<m- Intelligence*
wrvMl at tr>e:r u .ns*n or < «• ' ie "*T
ery, can it by j.«v •»• card r V. 4 , J;
or ord* r tfir j*h t>...
tftitvsry is rffevit*;, »j.' -• •---•■ • «*•«*«-
4uu > Jin; .. . to :. off
Br MAIL. I'AYABiJE IN ADVANCE
paiiy eriti S.. ;.-er r. . •'
I/aiiy t.'ui b-i. .j, * ! /
Ittilr and Sunday, or.< year ' *?
fcundiy *o. it/r.. xn>: U r
iiuaday «-a. . *.* a. -.'.as - J f*
feunday *dHioa, ms« i - r * f
Sunday arxi - y»~«.r - -
\fc«**kiy o:.c year A ?
U'wkly ediUgu. *i* a. itha *•'
OFFICES:
S "4?tle, Secmd -- . '.'s Ct.'-rry atreet.
York, rooiu- U »i. i. I rtn-une -dg.
Ch.tjjjc-j. 31 < ■ ■ r.i ■ (if ■ r;.u*«rte.
Ihwm, Uu«> aveaus.
'iive po*toft. «• adcrt*?» in fail. Including
county «ad atau _
Remit hy expt'*■*». ir-< ney order, draft or
Ir. registered i«tt*r. our r.»Jt.
T«i- j(* - -iiu-t r> oftiua. Ma.a I
£ditorUi Uooeuc,
A'ldre* all roaanr.: iti..ns_ and remit
tance* t' t,t i ■ • -N' -t-K
1 tii. - ■ •. ' -- «'' ■ >Vi .
A (iI.UUMIX
Tb«* ro*t-laltflllsrnc«r hereby
(uamiilit* iu ad»«-rll»er» u boon
ttdr pi; lit rlrpuldtiun. liaily, Wrrklj
and ftunilw), dout<ir lUjst of »">
alfarr m ti»iniinr l»ut»li*b*'d in th l '
■tat# »f \\ MHhln«tuß. Advertlaioa
runtract* «-»11 i lt<* made «ul»Jeet t«»
Ibia a nam ntee.
CITV OFFICIAL PiPEE.
StUTTLi:, *\TtKD..tY, KIIH. I!'.
THE MOIIII.M.t: I,AW.
The decision by th »JJ :tie > urt on
the subject of the in It* *g lav - t »> b
entitled to the <r- d»t f>i to >• 1 pa
pose attributed to it by Ju tb • lumbar
in his diss ntlng opinion. Publi * ? nit-
Blent will at !• ast i« . .?h t. n ■ it;.
In an ♦•earn- it end av.>r to bring ordi
out of confusion. ' Ab< i:- r plni-m cu.ii
be formed of t'e* value of tie- de-Uion
liow that we ha\ < b fofe u- the reasons
of two members of the c >urt for dls
sen tin#.
A:-> Judge Reavls talos the most ex
treme view, he may b regard*-.! a.:
holding the strong •: jut, a against
the views of th* maj'.rit: . lb* cites in
support of his t utenti .n two g< neral
lult-s, one of which he sa} s ha* been
in f >rce from time immemorial and th
othi r has bt en settled f«r two cen
turies. The> ai • both f ui ! d upol
uni\ersally t <<itJ 1 prim ;.• 1 of pub
lic policy. They never vary; they art
not the result of pa- ar ir whim; or 1 •< a
prejudices. That cann- k b- Uv iurto
publlt policy which any stray leslsla
tjre may <h« * to bur w as a clou .
f r Its idlosymracles. Contracts such
«•* are contemplated In th-- thcor> of
labile policy are thou;- which have a
unlawful objet t. \\ \ r tends i > in
J slice <»r cppr< -«*. n, ; s raint * t liber
ty. c-itime r< . and i it ai or I t;al righ'
or against good n .i.l . wlu-n m.uk th
object of a lontract, -'.s ugatnst puU,
policy. The statu. f iimltuil ns in
1 ased on public pdb >, but s ire «■ art
lav.» not ht jitated even t • r>>eognir
the rlKht of w a I.« ■< - t thit, aith ■; .
without an *\\ \ c maid' ration,
there being an In.pli i < msM ration
This is an e\tret';> a*se and the tend
ency of the lav. is ak liusl i .'cognUinj;
that The statu! ■ f limitations
Is about as >■! 1 as t.it- lit t ' p -*s>»
slon during th • , ti* 1 of i.d*n i ti"n.
und the ren> 'tis are , ps«iU> g-«»d wh
waiver should not b» r» ognl. h1
Fubllo i licy n.a> i »: a.v\a>> V»* th
same, it is true. lec~ai« in Massat ha
F Its a party couhi ' ai.. nets dot
or contracts entered Int » in vl lation
of Sunday laws. Indeed, in ore ca> •
it was decided that a no:.» made in vlo
lation of the I.ord's day a t was abso
lutely void, and could not b-» ra '..fled I
the defendant by a subs-'-j;.- Nt prv-mlse
or act on a we»»a da> so a to sustain
an actUn up»n it. Also the service < "
process on Sunday v t.t at * lutc y void,
aad could not be made good by a sut
waher of the defendant. N
doubt this was jr 5 taw; but public
sentiment would undoubtedly be. at
least in tti# Western s'aTe* a- 1 hs the
>ear with a court which w.<uhl
hold that * party might waive his right
t > lr.!»!»t n; n the b tt- r of the law.
when his Intention v. aa a g.n d one and
to p iscn t: >r th .-MJ'e was Injured b>
the a t.
J .djfo lieaivis sa> s that as a rr.fr
MUestU a ©f pr ' In ft f : .mr
SUit, the a. t rein" gtt d ' -., j•, ig
ments onght to i ,>jr- lit it seery
ta an average . rv. r that t f «. t i
far mere pr f .It, a •
tfon of procedure lr a I r: a r d
s«re<« to limit the a- ust'.y ft b 5
to the property mortgasr- !. I tan -
Mipulab in the Indentut ; V ;t —«
to t-e against \ .bhc \ bev, *n,l n
with it. to ha. -a I tfower ir .se c
HberateSy to r-.ak • g i kv.- .*■ *- .. v _
and then prrn-. Inni t> violate th •
agreement. It wou'.d t«« regarded
outrageous that a 1 - I r . •
Int •a .- • •.. t 5 : . - . -t t 1
securttv a-< s
him to lauih at It and brirg an acDoa
f-r th'* d* > N n ? ■ t >
ftirtheran e - f j- - ;
».v>t hasv>! v: \ v . .- * s . f
tnoralit)-, of her. r am rc s rn !•
wouhl be a s!»c th nr i r a ntaft •
wa>s «uru'»t tl it •; > ,tv h
gtvee shall t » t fi.'.l ;; •« t i r t
amount he b r «»». •« i jj
*i»e cor prom, u- ( j ..U.c ; y\,
permit him to deliberately violate a
contract.
It is v -ry wMI Fettled that a person
may waive or renounce what the law
has established in his favor, when he
d ■"» not thereby injure others or af
fect th<* public interest. It is also laid
d wn that individuals can renounce
what th* law has established ♦in their
fa 1 , »r where that is not expressly or im-
I <;• i: • prohibited, and when the re
j» . i rl«.n dots nt affect the rights ct
cth-n- <)t course, a waiver must be
th. r» :.u!.' a'i n of a l-.-gal right, or it
v .uM not be n»ceseary to have a
waiver.
The t- «t law. the public poiicy.
ia that when two men have forth
th«»lr acr.- ment in w ritii.it, it phall be
i , ,al. ar.d un#»qisivoeally binding on
b h This is the ba-is, indeed, of pub
lic policy.
\ IT.ni'I.F.XINO JITI ATIO*.
Capt. ts;gpl •-»-;? has correctly expressed
th< sitaati m when he says that in such
a taf "it is b» : j t; not t » think; it is best
to know." Th? destruction of the Maine
i-t fxi> li an unparalleled Incident that
It puts to the utmost t<*st the calm
j ;dgn -at '-'f 'he people. I4saster has
< v -rtaki n other men-of-war, such as
ti at v. hi. h L fell the si»lend:d English
battleship Victoria, In the Mediterra
r.'-an, and the capsizing of the lattle-
F'iip ('.iptain with every soul on bt>ard;
but not within recent history has a bat
t ship repr- .anting a friendly nation in
t.\ - harbor of another friendly nation
b- en destroyed under such circum
slunc'S t:.at, while it is possible only an
.. irl. r.t ha. occurred, the suspicion will
arise that an enemy was at work
While it may become necessary as a
matter of political justice to demand
that Spain shall assume all the re
ap •nsibility of tho outrage upon this
natioi , compared with which indemnity
for the loss is a small matter, it can
v. .11 t»» understood that the queen was
affected by en, 'lion at the unfortunate
incident. Nothing could have been
more prejudicial to the cause of Spain
than an incident which has aroused
horr-r all <-ver the world wherever there
1. a suspicion that the work was that
of an irresponsible dastard. Nations
that would have rejoiced were the
I'nlted States t > be worsted in open
war with Spain are with her at this
time. if it w. re an accident, it is such
a wastef .1 loss and so utterly without
significance that there is only regret
ft. r the ti struct! n of a splendid vessel
and s\ mpathy with the ofTi era who
1;. a! su'tered a certain mortification.
If it is the work of trflß'-hery, any na
tlon might b< the victim, and it Is
one of those at ts forbidden by the
ethics of civilized warfare.
While the letters of Elmer Mellstrup
t * his family would not ordinarily be
regarded as of much value, they are
und uiiteillj interesting, in view of the
fact that they were written so long be-
f■ *i'e : »ji incident which he scoms amost
to have foretold. He was only an ordi
nary r a:.: ",n. but in his three letters
are to !•>.■ found such anti. ipatory sug-
-11 ** i. * ;s art - >rnettmes called second
sight, and with the of which
ts are often credited. In one he
... * th tlie whole h .tt -m of the har-
bor was covered with torpedoes. In an
other he says "it Is a wonder some of
the ships d n't bl w up, they are so
t .;r h - " In the thlr.l he s>\id that his
fandl> n I n <*. look for any trouble
' unl h Hi' thinur very un- xpected
r .K1 !)." The unexpected has
i, ned; and now the world seeks to
know whether it was due to the tor
i- loes or to carelessness.
It is TV' to be exceedingly cautious
■\ mg opr. I ns. As Admiral
K nr M'A »a\*: "The lens that is said
against Spain cr the Hpanlsh govew
m«-nt at this time the better ii will be."
W! it ver our suspicions may be. un
i- :ts th y m be confirmed by absolute
proof, we nr • railed upon by a ss'nse
of nat; : il dignity to preU-nd that we
h !J Sp •• n absolutely exonerated, ut
hast, from intentional affront. It
v, _ u!,t be very mortify in* to be placed
in su. h a j «itio:> that wc showed re
. ■ nfi'i- t.t at S. .tin without being able
|to demand any n aration. If Spain
: .is lab: « nil :• sensibility. and we . an
ii. t »b. w • ither th.it a torpedo was dis
char* ' i u without or the explosion
ints riutUy < ati-'-d by mah ious design.
\v»» w al l r t be In a very g>< 1
t n to h 1 Spain to a« int. Alto
th r it ;> ne of the rr puzzling
n !.H th it < v r i nfronted a re
sponsible ! iy of nvn.
\f< IDI \T 1111 OIIV IMI NtniE,
The in;?- - ~.n rs to be general
. that tb d'.-j-' rto the Maine was due
» « «n. It «•< n. d incredible at the
j utset that so c -<al a crime cou! 1
| have b< -n <• nmltted by Spanish sym
-*•" f'. ' t i.". the evi l. !' << w far
i <;lse • red j .ats In that dlrev tb n. it is
j - »i.; It:: fna t stir? r.y *f • xpert*
| t" »t th d<«as".»-- from iti > ry charac
t- r I v t have be*n ac» !;] T'at It
per?*, t.y ri'■;ra 1 , t r 1 even r.• ',*• ?ary
t-at * i St itr-s g 'Vemment
; I * " ?*r " prex-nt a'! sug
'"• - ' ■ • a-rs.ltth.- bat
: tl-»-hlp ar i *. »rs and cr *. Rit
j '* r r• t J r that no cne who
•n »« a •' :: , atvut t!- - d *'-<r ! ."e on
i -> bar "• '■? an 5 the e\-ra •?lir.an- pre
* • *■* ■ tn guarding the msga
*'n -a s* I :• * :: r.f th'ir safety by Jjcnir
jty I: >;> . • can a*\ •; t the theory
I that a' r! . • * .* hapP'-ninj eh *rt of
[th* acbrtaUetta amH ha e caused M
THE SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19. 1898.
tremendous a catastrophe. Boilers at
h*'t Bt*am do not explode. Electric
Hires are not introduced Into the maga
zine*. An infernal machine ou'side of
the powder magazines could not have
had by concussion the slightest effect
on them, and it cannot be Imagined
that any act of treachery that contem
plated putting them inside and causing
their explosi n, and c naequent ignition
and explosion of the powder, could have
teen successful. Concussion or sponta
neous combustion would set off the gun
cotton, but. so far as we can determine
from the confused reports, the source
of the explosion was in another part of
the vessel, and. besides, would
have been a succession of detonations.
Explosion from coal gas*-* occurs only
after steadily and constantly rising
temperature, and, inasmuch as careful
examinations and tests of the coal
bunkers are constantly made, the possi
bility of the accident having originated
from this source may be safely dis
missed.
The conclusion is then unavoidable
that the disaster came from external
causes or that it was due to the circum
stances and conditions entirely at vari
ance with all previous naval experi
ence.
FHAXCES WILLARD'9 WORK.
Although Frances Elizabeth Willatd
was 60 years of age when death over
took her she had not lived to the aver
age of men and women who manifest
such intense vitality and will-power an
she possessed. Her life was one o?
arduous Belf-sacritice and cf constant
activity, and had she not neglected her
self when first taken ill she might have
been spared for many more ytars of
usefulness. Traveling constantly, even
when ill, she did nt appreciate the in
roads disease was making.
The work which engaged her entire
life was one of the noblest in which a
woman could be engaged, and her
methods were characterized by an in
telligence not always found among the
people animated by an intense zeaL The
movement in favor of temperance was
urged upon moral lines. This sensible
woman learned from an early experi
ence that it was a hopeless task to keep
men from intemperance by legislative
enactment, and she exerted herself to
the end of enlisting women to her side.
She took the most efficacious means
that have ever been known to raise the
social t me. A hundred years ago in
temperance was much more general
than it is now and it was not consid
ered a social offense for a man to drink
to excess. The license which was per
mitted mon by women only served to
aggravate the evil until it became in
tolerable and women refused to admit
to the drawing room circlo men who
had teen intemperate in th?-ir wine at
the banquet table. Then the reaction
commenced.
Miss Wlllard devoted her attention to
< ultlvnting this disposition. She real
ized that If men could be made to feel
p.shamed of Intemperate habits, if
women would shame men from elisslpa
tlon by scorning them, when it should
be understood that no matter what a
man's social standing might be he
would be regarded with contempt if ho
he did not have sufficient self-control
to keep hls'appedlte within bounds, a
blow would be given to hard drinking
of a much more efficacious character
than the passage of any law.
The Vancouver World fir !s its choler
rising over the mission of the Hon. James
Hamilton Lewis to Ottawa. It declares
that "Seattle, with its colossal cheek,"
has sent Col. Lewis to the dominion capi
tal. and it has a faint Idea that when he
meet# Hon. Clifford Sifton "he will find
that he is a very small toad in the po
litical puddle." Then adds t!i® World:
"On this side of the line an individual of
his str.pe could not be elected for pound
keeper." We l:if>>r, however, that the
World has no insuperable objection to our
electing Mr. Ixwis to the honorable and
useful r-ffi e of poundk 'per, or the equal
ly useful and hoc -rab> offica f repre
sentative in cof.gr. .» as l-r.g «s he k* ps
away fr-"«m Ottawa. It nay be well to
offer a mild corre tion to the suggestion
that attle ynt him to Ottawa. It did
rot. Seattle diys not pretend to regulate
the locomotive mi l lnery of the Hon.
James Ham.lt n Lewis. I.lk, the fi.-kle
wind, he blow th and he g th where be
llsteth. And in sm jeh as Col. L wis did
no %reat s-ct r. r harm at «">•• wa. it is
to 1 e hoped that the Vancouver paper
may now •abd.i.-> .*« • or, p..- «, we
submit that by this c 1 brat» -l visit the
Ot' iw.t government : >s d - >v —»d that
there are mire wonderful and beautiful
thtnits in the world than its provincial
philosophy ever suspeeted.
There :s some com; l lint on the part of
our P. i a Ist c- ntemp fmrim that the Post,
tv. • " 1 ' sc.vrn :if • ; r ■ -.-t« *
the sever*.", fusion convention*, ind it has
been charged that th» news la printed
* :h *hou!ish G' e. The news h.s t en
printed »«My because it Is the news. Pop
uUsts. Democrats «rl Silver Republicans
read the Post-Intel'igencer's full and ae
e,irate rep rts of their d. (heratlons. b«-
csuse th-'y have b« n r,b> t > jret them no
where e ! s<-. The pchtical attitude of this
paper d"es r t sff. t its news d-part
xr-'T.'t.
Th,. lutramtt ef tho aatbovtUta at
Wssfcington as to -he -.v cf the disas-
Mr to the la" • .••ip MabM h M re
oe'ved wfth 4o« IXWHw; 1 -b. y are
entitled to no weight whatever. The e*.
igenv.es cf d.j' - mary rwj'i'.rs that the
b*ißg a eivfitsed M' -n. employ *»0
•gen's w*>> mrr.tt \ d d of that
- at-d it ti. - in that at.
titude until the contrary is shewn. Bnt.
eve» assuming that a tcrp-do wis put in
r*»ltft>3 by Spanish miscreants, it will
stßl be difficult to fasten responsibility on
the government. The United States would
no doubt be justified ta- takfsg -he ground
that it must be indemnified for a loss that
might have been prevented by efficient
police regulation of the harbor; and. if
Spain refuses, it would be sufficient cause
for war. ■» * %
France is not only worried by internal
troub,es, but it is alarmed over its loss of
export trade. Ex-Minister of Finance
Jules Roche gives the figures of the for
eign trade of !*•*> for England, Germany,
the United States and France as follows:
England $2,782,060. oro
United States I.3Sl.«V.'>*)
Germany 1.414.111.000
France 1,4J».J0i,(J00
In IK«6 the relative position of these na
tions was as follows:
England 93.57D.50ft.000
Gerauqr MIUtMMi
Dotted States VMMIUN
France I,3*J».WMA«UV
In the ten years the foreign commerce
Cf England increast-d 32 per cent., that
of Germany 43 per cent., that of the Unit
ed States 14 per cent., while that of France
fell eff 3 per cent. The ex-m.nister attrib
utes the decline in the export trade of
France to the lack of Individual energy
in seeking foreign markets, and not to
any shortcoming on the part of the gov
ernment. He laid especial emphasis on tha
necessity of individual exertion in push
ing French interests abroad and in sending
young men into remote nations to repre
sent French manufacturers.
We have observe! no widespread alarm
throughout tho United States over th«
fact that Inspector Primrose and twenty-
Six men of the Canadian mounted police,
fully arnvd, have been given permission
by the Washington government to land
at Fort Wrangel and pass on up the
Stlckcen river to Canadian territory. If
they have concealed beneath friendly pro
fessions and an apparently peaceful mis
sion a most foul design of Alaskan con
quest we are slumbering in fancied se
curity. Of course, it is scarcely passible,
that Canada—imperial Canada—would at
t nipt the conquest of Alaska with twenty
seven men; but wo might, indeed, have
cause to view with alarm this hostile in
vasion of our soil if their numbers were
Increased to sixty, the formidable propor
tions of the American military relief ex
pedition.
To an outsider it would appear that the
Populist cat had swallowed the Silver
Republican canary. Tha Democratic ca
nary is dubious about its whereabouts,
and will ascertain later just how far tha
swallowing process has proceeded.
Seattle's percentage of increase over last
year in the • k's bank clearings In iliT,
a highly satisfactory showing.
SNAPSHOTS 111 THE WAY.
Happily Mr. Way got his copper on that
ehut-up-the-games plank before the turn.
Dr. Jordan has already begun work cn
I.U I-toid-you-so after-election pronuncia
mento.
It would appear that Hon. War
White let loose his harmony microbes at
the right moment.
The Silver Republicans submit that It
is r.ot easy to look real happy and not even
g* t the core ot the harmony apple.
A last look on the great harmony pro
ct ssion discloses Mr. Way in his old po
sition in the carriage just ahead of the
band.
-T>. -7*.
Gen. Ballalne'a * l e.ice in this tr-^n
emergency may be caused by difficulty in
transferring the seat of war from London
to Madrid.
From the pr»sent outlook, the Silver
Republicans will be entitled to heavy ali
mony from the Populists for cruelty, neg
lect and failure to provide.
Judge Wir.sor has no objection to being
ie'.«g,ited to a thinking part during the
coming campaign, as long as there ia no
embargo on his thinking out loud.
-7*.
The fusion parties extend the assur
ances of their continued dise.steem to the
Spanish dons, antl beg to Inform them
•hat they have troubles of their own.
-vf,
Having need fur hU Lattleshlpt and hi*
•=ailcr men, I'ncie Sam will fur the pr<»s
--< nt y, fr.iin from a mere display of good
feeling by sending a vessel to Havana
harbor.
-•**
J.alglnc from the Post-Intelligencer's
i;r nr siib<eri{: ion lists, others besides
th» fusionists have discovered that it is
• e only pa ;.a l\\ the state that prints the
:nws, ar.d all of it.
Hepablicans Not ItejiuiilntorM.
Islander.
Last Sunday's Post-Intelligencer very
- ; :>r,v, rlatelv rtprMMtt Senator Teller, of
<"ok»rado, sorrow'ulty standtr.g over the
grav* of his silver mWiiuoi, vUeh ma
1 'iv gauntlet of the s»-:iate only to "die
•h> death" In ?h<j house, having been
ktlird I y a v t • 1 to '.* i Only two
1. ,v - voted f fr->m North
Carolina and one of them a < >lored rrun,
.1 nly t*< I-H-:n>- rat« agiirst It, ore
i f them from Pennsylvania and one from
N :th Carolina, All hall to the Republle
• s of the lower house f congress for
' is pr mptlv nr.! effectually repudiating
efforts of th«* s lv. r *»x:rt-mist* *>t • n
-••late to vsrt ally r»-pn«'.ate a lsrg* par
• n of tha national deV Su;«eri'»r to
i-.:Vr house f -«ncr*«» and to chief
x« itlvo cf tl '• TiSt'on ar* the gre. t
mas--* • of the American people, do
nt and Wi'.l : t •>>'* with f ..per i> v
,11* mp" to i.set "Is • g aar- of Pr- *1 lent
Kir.ley In nip r< --nt New Y-Tk st—'-oh,
to "scale down the dent of the na
ti m throagn a l»-#al technicality."
M hut sn ! slitur *t« « .
8t ar sp o<f Press
The editor w*« In S-attie Monday ari
thinks h* i* s : »Je in sayi-g that Seattle
is ; ■ t.g t» th« i n';:*•<.* of v y ri?y
of her *!*<♦ In the Vr.ltfd States today,
•.r : ?h» pe-pie of that cf> are* taking ev
ry tvsnrage of irrpr v- I 'im- if t »
a - od thiejf f»r the v--op - of S-att'a it
•« a, r -xi th r; for the <.f S'an
v. i »• d * t-'-si rhmff for tn# firmer*
The buiaMt men w.li r *ke money by
rr.er a* 1 the gr»a-?r t»»e rud
- creater the Why can't the fa.rra
ers make aon*.-y t*- -an*.e w .y?
CHOCK TO Wl* THROWS AWAY.
.%■ Expert Opinion on F«*lon With
Papolivt* Dominant.
Seattle Evening Times, February IS.
Up to this moment the conference com
mittee, chosen by the Silver Republicans.
I>e."noerats and Populists in convention as
sembled for the purpose of nominating
candidates for municipal offices—such com
mittee. consisting of nine from each con
vention, or twenty-seven in all—have been
unable to agree upon a line of policy.
The causes of this disagreement arise
almost exclusively from the fact that the
Populists demand the mayoralty, while
the Silver Republicans and Democrats do
not believe that any man whom the Popu
lists might name couid be elected—and vic
tory with a good candidate is what the
Silver Republicans and Democrats want,
and not defeat.
The Democrats are willing to concede the
mayoralty to the Silver Republicans, who
would put up Judge Austin in a minute
if they had a chance—and Judge Austin
can be elected—for 75 per cent, of the Pop
ulists would vote for him. while perhaps
that number would not vote for a Demo
crat.
It will be a source of regret to be re
membered for years if the Populists* de
nund for the chief official placet shall re
sult in "no fusion." This is preeiseely what
the Republicans desire to occur, and they
are pushing that sentiment for all it is
worth among the weak-kneed of all par
ties.
If the Democrats will not support a
Populist—and in turn the Populists will
not support a Democrat—why not har
monize by nominating Judge Austin and
"sweeping the boards clear?" Austin can
carry a thousand Republican votes and bo
elected against any man whom the gold
bugs can put up.
Think of this carefully, gentlemen, be
fore you throw away your only oppor
tunity to win a victory.
HAD TO 111 \ IS SEAM IE.
Canadian Uailroud Contractors Pro
cure Supplies Here.
N'analm.), B. C., News-Advertiser.
Already we have had an illustration of
this inevitable result in the fact that in
the very initiation of the undertaking
Messrs. Mackenzie and Mann fouud it in
their interests to buy certain supplies and
outfits in Seattle which were required for
the first station on the route from the
mouth of the Stic keen river, and which,
as it will be in American territory, would
have made liable to customs duties such
goods if they hail been purchased in Can
ada. As a business method, such action
is perfectly proper and defensible, al
though it may seem an outrage on Cana
dian sentiment when followed in connec
tion with an enterprise which will derive
millions of dollars from purely Canadian
sources. But sentiment is nowhere when
the dictum—"Business is business"—is the
standard that must be followed.
FROXI MR. JOHX lOLLIXS.
Seattle. Feb. 18, 1898.
To the Editor: In your article In yes
terday's issue of the Post-lntelllgencer,
under the heading. "Collins Causes a Stir,"
you state "that overtures were made to
the chamber, and it is said that the prop
osition came from Mr. Ccllins himself
that the chamber move into his new build
ing at James street and Second avenue."
This I emphatically deny. A representa
tive of the committee appointed for the
purpose of securing new quarters made a
proposition to my agent to take the pres
ent quarters now occupied by the cham
ber, at the price that they were paying,
which wis S4O per month, including heat.
It was further stated by the representa
tive of the committee that If it was possi
ble for me to grant them one month's rent
for moving- expenses it would be mora
favorably acted upon, for the reason that
cn« or two of the committee were very
much opposed to moving lino the Collins
block.
Your article further states that "finally,
after several meetings and much dis
cussion pro and con, the chamber decided
to move into Mr. Collin*' building:." I
desire to sdut»» that myself or agent did
not attend any of the meeting* of the com
mittee. and if any "very alluring argu
ments" were made it was done by some
person or persons unbeknown to myaelf
c>r agent.
Tha facts remain, nevertheless, that the
chamber did a v ej,t the proposition as
above stated, and moved Into their pres< ut
quarters on March 1, IVH7.1 V H7. and received
one month's rent free and continued to
pay S4O per month to October 1, 1 HS<7. On
September 1, IW, a notice was served on
th» chamber thst the rent would be *SO
per month from and after October 1. IKH7.
Mr. E. Ling, secretary of the chamb r,
consulted with rr» about the raise of rent,
and I .agreed to let the chamber have the
s ime space at s'">o per month to March 1.
IS9S, at which time they wre to vacate
or pay more rent. On the *th Inst, a no
tire was served on the chamber to vacate
by March 1, 1*93.
A few days aeo Mr. Ling called at my
office an] asked about the changing of
the space o-cupfed by them and my ag--nt
told him what 1 intended to do in the mat
ter. and slated that if th* chamber de
slred to occupy a certain rpace, about
55 feet. at >«» ;>» r month, that h<» would
re«? rv» the Mm" for th»m. to which Mr
Ling replied th.it he w■■ dd let him fth«
agent > know on the f .Uvwitiir
Thin i« all that I know about the matter.
nd rim wililn? to place the above facts
before the pnblie ant let them Ju lg«
whether any "very alluring arguments"
»>r" made, or whether the committee,
which was c>mpos«d of men of known
Pu*in«-s qi!*liflca*!r>ns ar.d integrity,
showed "}.-** discretion th m It usually
shows Ir. matters of bosfness."
JOHN COLLINS.
1 JISTICC %* * POBT.
Brooklyn Kagte.
Police Justice Charles K. T>ale has a
friend who is ill and Is jrtfh !n
the KI ' like Ki.owi! t'the ;udire
a mep of the Alaska mlnln* re
g 'on, the ck man w rote ar.d ■ *ked h'.m to
loan the map for inspection Jus'U c
<"r.t the Trap with the foll'Wlng c-rijjlr- il
poem which he th •;ight w.j\lld suit the oc
casion :
Herewith FILE? a Tip ■■■*■ th K -.ndlk*.
A tounfy ml Garret an I aid;
A d nobody wanted to (to there
t'r.: 1 they discovered *rs«- *t»ld.
I? " n v tl.-y are going bv thousand*,
Fr »m fverv j at« -»f the land
To •! t ■ :t the gold ?rc m * e hillsides
\t d was-ti the du«t fr r> i..- -and.
A * w>- > thev sr« d cging . t washifff.
Knd ir ng r 'tlmei- * h a sigh.
T'fv k*ep id th' ,-r ■ at ik« by dreaming
Of th* i-a'.s t th«-y d buii<3, by and by.
Vou and I will not k o to the K* 'idike,
\Vr H ,-\-g all we about hare;
A" ' n i-»- t- " wir J r - ad \.i *a happy,
An 1 as fs. I** we can of r. • 1 . ;. er
Perhaps there's ro * id b - h«- digging.
It majr hs ai! trotr le a d -ire
But we -*n find rag** .a dr-aming
Of palace and horr- ovrr there,
\VYr>~+ wail*. w'.Ti v «- • r.yx and > • r-*r,
Th»- e reets ftaved * -th *••• •-r -id g -Id;
% d wander- w» never an trea-n »f.
About w: • r. no mortal hi.'h told
t. . * i" r .» - . . h rn-*a3.
Tb» amalgam may fail ;o taJc« hod.
But * en we re w„-:.v I o =t In God's king'
dom,
I: ou) be t<« we'll i-aa cat »sise gtld,
KID 6LOVES. '
••••••••••
THE KIND THAT FIT, THE KIND THAT YOU CAN DEPEND <*
THE KIND THAT LOOKS WELL.
The "Foster," one of the best Gloves made, four large colored hook*
embroidered backs and colored welts. $1.?5 pair. '
Four large hooks, novelty backs. tI.M pair. %
The "Eskav," a new street Olove. colored welts, embroidered backa. M
clasps, splendid wearing. 11.75 pair. ™ ™
"Two-Clasp" Street Glove, embroidered backs, all colors. Jl.s© palr.**"^
"The Lace House." a fine Dress Glove, all colors, corded backs, five «|
buttons. $1.65 pair.
I
"Two-Cia-'p." fine Glace Glove, ail colors, embroidered backs, fit w
wear well, $1.5 rair.
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"Two-Clasp," good wearing Gloves, all colors, fancy embroidered
JI.OO pair.
i
Extra Special.
Clack Biarrit* Long Wrist Glove, exes 5H to now S9e pair. ' *
Four-Button Undressed Glove for evening wear, gray* and tana.
SI.OO pair. * t*
We fit all grades excepting these last two,
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I Hotel* Rooming House
| And Housekeepers.
t WE HAVE PLACED ON SALE I
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f I j Kradr-Mad« We have alao ptacri oa
V Jiheeta, hemmed and M ]« roO Men's Uander. >
heuiatltched, made of _ . .Jjl
Ihe very be.t W am.nttn e * Sh,rt- - mmd * E,
X Mnalln, aiaea 72 by (H) WamaaHa Mnalln, 2-ply
} Inchea, regular price linen lioaom and caff a,
X T5c ' regular price fi, now.,
| 39c jQf ||
| Slaea 82 by !M>. regular fxfl I
price 83c, now
A 49c ! 200 Men'a Shlrti, aanae 1
A Pillow Caaca, made of the ~ „
t „ „ . Mnalln, 3-ply linen boa
v name Mnalln, made k
X with a deep hem, alaea om an d cutfa, regular
A IMJ by 43. regular price price 91.25, now ~,,.
T 25c, now i !
I 11c 69c
THE NEW YORK STORE
i 706-708 Second Avenue, * t
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SECOND DOOR NORTH FROM NORTHEAST CORNER CHERRY fl
wr jg Window Glaaa. Mirror Plntea, Olaaell
Hw 1 /\ an«l Doura, Paint*, Olla, Varnlabea, Ifi
1, p I y i*a etc. P. W. Devoe A Co.'a Celebrated I
Paint*. liiittlj
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Telephone Red Vai. K2-H1 ColaaaMftl
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SHOES TODAY.
j A Great Shoe Daj
j: Special Sale of Ser
viceable Shoes. • • • •
[ Boys' and Girls* School Shoes.
r What 75c Will Buy for the School Girls.
E AD m KM Shw, btlttMMi, • S#a II to J. -worth $1.25, a!#o A < i!f i
i* \>■ d f": ••, co;n tm, v-ry atyllsh a:i*l w>r*.h fl *
& 1
C What Wc Will Buy for the School Boy.
I* A (ir : Ls - S aH - \ 1 J'-a r. -U « 11 '•» 2 I w rth 11.21
jl Call !.•<< SIMM, eota v«-ry Hi m I vertl si.«* a pair; alao a til
• T>|)Q»i Mia Mot, heavy ltath'-r, worth |I,S3.
IHen's Shoes.
r What $1.25 Will Buy for the Men.
L AH r. flf !.' r<' i *-h -• <'n t f -< JaN »tv!< rv-rth I
!• i .* V- <*.*.( Tip tt-.U VVorkin< Hulid Sho*-, toru.-r pru. fI.SW a paifc
;• W hat $1.25 Will Buy for the Ladies.
•. A Hrt 1 r.:«h I r gola Hh >'. very dre*»>. u'.so art Oii Grain 1W
♦ j ' t Sii&« •• -.:y worth *1 Tai a pair.
j: THREE EXTRAS.
M rfr.rr.-- * Smith'* But* '««4 Shf wrth 12, on!) *1 «*. a ;<a*
C >|'-r. • ?-"■ <> Li- • an.! Co grr*s. j«ho« wor?h 1 : only 12 a P**
I. Lad; .a' Ru: :>er» (Cr»qutt/, aixe . to 4v», only lie a pair. '
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